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Jacqueline Brown

Jacqueline Brown
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am married and have three step-kids who are all grown up. I teach English as a second language. I lived in England for five years and thought that English food had gotten a bad rap; much of it is very satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs kind of food. My husband and I try to stay really active and travel when we can.
My favorite things to cook
I love making desserts of all kinds especially at the holidays. Since moving to Arizona I have really gotten into authentic Mexican food. I also love to cook GOOD vegetarian food now and then. I mean the good stuff with plenty of substance and flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's Italian so we always had fish on Christmas Eve. Over the years we have all settled on anchovie spaghetti. It may sound weird, especially if you don't like anchovies, but believe me, it melts in your mouth!
My cooking triumphs
The slow-cooker beef stroganoff I made for all my extended family.
My cooking tragedies
I struggle with rice. I don't know why. It seems like a mental block.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo
This was very good, however, I do agree with a lot of the other reviewers that the chipotle mayo sauce, while good, was way too hot. And my husband and I DO like our hot, spicy food. I'd say one chipotle pepper, or even half if you're not particularly into hot food. Also, I would like more mayo for the slaw to make it creamier. The fish was delicious with the Panko crumbs and the honey-cumin cilantro mixture was wonderful. Add the sour cream and some sliced avocado and wow! With just a few alterations, this is definitely a keeper!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2009
Lime Chicken Soft Tacos
I see there are a ton of reviews on this recipe and with good cause. I tried it last night and it was delicious! Like a lot of other reviewers, I substituted cilantro for the oregano listed, doubled the lime juice, and marinated the chicken in the lime, cilantro, vinegar mixture for about 3 hours. I fried some red peppers and red onions, put that on the side and then cooked the chicken in some extra lime juice. With soft corn tacos, mashed avocado, and pepper jack cheese, these were supurb!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2009
Sicilian Spaghetti
My mom is Italian and makes this same recipe every Christmas Eve. I agree totally with GuineaPigGirl: Italians do not use a tomato-based sauce with every pasta dish. This dish should be pleasantly oily with a light, anchovie flavor mixed with the buttery, garlicky breadcrumbs. The only difference in how my mom makes it and this recipe is that she uses linguine instead of spaghetti. Small point, I know, but the ingredients seem to cling better to the linguine.

45 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2008

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